Has your dog reacted badly to 'Cytopoint' injection (new anti-itch shot)

linda2147

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all medications have side effects Your dog may or may not improve, many dogs have died after having this killer shot. I hope it works out well for y you Ask your vet for some propetalin, or get it online. that will help with his upset stomach
 

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Dorly Wick

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Our Wire-hair Fox terrier Bentley has already received 10 Cytopoint injections (within the last 2,5 years) for itchy and crusty ears that often develop into ear infections. They seem to work for him immediately and we also notice his demeanor changing for the better right away. Last October he received his Rabies shot along with his Cytopoint shot (he doesn’t get any other vaccines, only titers). In February, 4 months after that, he has a nail injury that required removal of the nail. We thought it was an accident, but noticed later that other nails were splitting, tearing and growing crooked. Two months after the first nail injury and 6 months after the Rabies shot we went back for another Cytopoint shot. Again he has a good response and his ears recover almost immediately. The vet thinks his nail problems are a sign of a deficiency and recommends we return to the Zignature kibble instead of the Darwin raw food. I am now wondering if this has to either do with the long term Cytopoint shots affecting his nail growth, or possibly an autoimmune disease (SLO) caused by the Rabies shot or a combination. I’ve already had a dog that passed away within months of his Rabies shot with Cancer ,and surely they put the same foreign animal tissue and adjuvants in canine vaccines as they add to our human vaccines. I read elsewhere on SLO posts that 500mg Niacinamide (Vitamin B3) helps, so will start him on that.
 

linda2147

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my sister has a dog with SLO that is an anutoamuine disease and has nothing to do with the cycopoint shot, she never gave her the shotl. The vet recommended removing the nails but due to her age its not safe to put her under but she has to take her about once a month to have the nails cut which is painful for her because the nails grow into the pad
 

Sully

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My 4.5 yr old GSD received 3 or 4 Cytopoint shots, about 3 months apart in 2019. I had to euthanize him Feb 12th of 2020. I was told the shot was safe, no side affects. After his last shot I had him back to the vet for front leg lameness within 2 days. That weekend he was in the emergency room with severe body soreness. Had him in the week after that because his back was arched and he was moving weird in his back legs. He saw 5 different vets in my town and also had an mri in Minneapolis over the next 5 months. No one had an answer, he was tested 3 times for tick disease and negative all 3 times. He vomited the night before I took him in and would not eat. The next morning he vomited again and this time what came us was his breakfast from the morning before. Took him to the emergency vet clinic where he spent 11 days. They did ultrasounds, put him on fluids. He would barely eat for them the first few days and then quit eating. They said he was a mystery. I asked don’t you have like a think tank for vets where you can put in his history and get ideas. Finally one of the vets contacted an internist in Kansas City who suggested testing him for fungus. Well the test was taken along with a prostrate wash cause that was also inlarged. His kidneys values by this time we’re high even on fluids. Basically his kidneys were starting to fail. On the 9th day he started needing a sling for his back legs. He could no longer support himself. The 11th day the results came back. Invasive Aspergillus. I immediately picked him up and headed to Chicago where a specialist clinic could do dialysis. They did more testing and xrays. The xrays showed he had 9 spots on his spine and one spot had buckled. There was no way rhey could stabilize his spine. He had lost over 20 lbs total with approximately 13 lbs in the last week. The day after he was diagnosed I had no choice but to let him go. He was a beautiful working bred GSD that excelled in search and rescue, loved children and everyone even the vets with all their tests. I suspected the shot had something to do with him from the very beginning and we contacted the company and all they said was don’t give it to him again. At the veterinary specialist clinic they also said that they too believed the shot suppressed his immune system and allowed this fungal to take over. They have treated other dogs that the shot has affected.
I have researched invasive Aspergillus and found that it is basically everywhere, on your clothes, in your house outside. A healthy body kills it and has no problem. People that have organ transplants or people that take chemotherapy are at high risk for being infected because their immune system is compromised. The Cytopoint shot is a biological and does suppress the immune system!
 

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linda2147

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I'm so sorry you lost your boy . Its so hard to loose them esespecially at a young age. Alll drugs have some side effects but this drug is a killer. I love and trust my vet but I never agree to anything new Vets listen to the companies and I do research before agreeing to anyghing.
 

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